Tropical hues and sea-inspired flourishes abound in a resort reception

Dramatic Pathway

A torch-strewn path—to lead guests from cocktails into dinner—is the ultimate in atmospheric lighting.

"Faro" hurricane lamps, $17 each, from Blomus, blomus.com, with "Acolyte" battery operated LED tea light candles, $3 each, available at Party Lytes, partylytes.com.

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